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Posted: Monday, April 13, 2009

Renewable energy forums slated

Homer Electric Association will hold renewable energy forums at 6:30 p.m. at the following locations:

* Today at the Sterling Senior Citizens Center;

* Wednesday at the Alaska Islands and Oceans Center in Homer; and

* Thursday at the Nikiski Recreation Center.

For more information, call Joe Gallagher at 283-2324.

Bereavement camp applications due today

Applications are available for Hospice of the Central Peninsula's Camp Mend-A-Heart, a free bereavement camp for children ages 6 through 12 years old. The camp will be held Aug. 17, 18 and 19 at Solid Rock Bible Camp.

Limited space is available. Deadline for applications is today.

For more information or an application, call Hospice at 262-0453.

Begich to visit peninsula

The Kenai and Soldotna chambers of commerce will host Senator Mark Begich from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Soldotna Sports Center. Senator Begich will address the group for 15 minutes and the open the floor to questions. RSVP are required by today.

For more information, call 283-7989. The cost is $15 per person.

American Legion convention planned

The American Legion Post No. 20 will host the 40 and eight Great Western Convention Thursday through Saturday at the post in Kenai. Call for times and tickets at 283-1970 or 283-3222.

The Kenaitize Elder Center will hold an early bird dinner at 5:30 p.m. April 16 with NYO participants serving and providing the entertainment . The cost is $20 for advance tickets or $25 at the door. Call 283-1970 or 283-3222 for tickets.

Kennel club puppy class planned

The Kenai Kennel Club will start a puppy kindergarten class at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at its facility at Mile 14.5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road (former Robinson's Mini Mall). For more information or to sign up for class, call the club at 335-2552 or e-mail

Prostate cancer support group to meet

There will be a meeting for men with prostate cancer at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Redoubt Room of Central Peninsula Hospital. Family and friends are welcome. The meeting will be video conferenced with the UsToo meeting at Providence Center in Anchorage. For more information call Jim at 260-4904.

Prom Sneak A Peek offered

Community members interested in seeing the Soldotna High School prom decorations before the dance Saturday or would like to have priority seating for promenade may purchase Sneak A Peek tickets for $5 a person and may be purchased from the office during school hours.

The ticket will get the buyer a tour of the prom decorations and early seating in the auditorium before the doors are opened to the general public. There are 225 tickets available.

For more information, call 252-1350.

Child care workshop on tap

Child Care Connection is offering a training for early childhood education professionals from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 21 at the Kenai River Center in Funny River Road in Soldotna. The topic is "Play and the Project Approach." Call 800-278-3723 to register for the class or for more information.

Earth Day to be observed

The Kenai Peninsula College Sustainability Club will celebrate Earth Day from noon to 8 p.m. April 22 in the Riverview Commons at the college. Information, guest speakers, live music and refreshments are planned.

For more information, call 262-0337 or e-mail or call 262-0346 or e-mail

Driving course offered

A AARP driving course will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 30 at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center. The Cost is $14 per person or $12 for AARP members. For reservations or more information, call 262-2322.

Little League begins

Kenai Little League is taking registrations. Players must be 5 years old by May 1. The cost is $40 to $50 depending upon age group.

To register, visit or call 283-6507.

Early childhood hearing set

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe Early Childhood Center will hold a public hearing on the proposed plan to administration for children and families for childcare at 3:30 p.m. May 7 at the center at 130 N. Willow Street.

For more information, call 283-0707.

KPC council seeks new members

The Kenai Peninsula College is seeking interested community members to serve on its college council. The boroughwide council serves as an advisory board to the college director and advocates for the interests of the college to the community and legislature; members serve 3-year terms.

People interested in serving should submit a letter of interest and resume by May 15 to: College Director, Kenai Peninsula College, 156 College Road, Soldotna AK 99669. Those applying for the positions will be asked to attend the 6 p.m. June 11 council meeting at the Kenai River Campus in Soldotna to discuss their qualifications with the council.

For more information, call 262-0318.

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